Yet, I totally trust you to rescue me one more time, so that I can see once again how good you are while I'm still alive! Here's what I've learned through it all: Don't give up; don't be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting - for He will never disappoint you! Psalm 27:13,14 (The Passion Translation)
No matter what trauma we endure, grief is part of the healing process. And grief does not end after the twelfth step! My darling mother made her entrance to heaven over two years ago and both of my children have been with Jesus for over a decade. Yet somehow, and out of nowhere, I was blindsided this past Mother's Day by a tsunami of emotions. The grief was intense and overwhelming. But I have learned you have to feel the feels.
So I did just that. I allowed myself to feel the pain and sort through the emotions because I want to overcome and not be overcome by the grief process. I don't think we ever fully recover from the trauma of grief (no matter the cause) this side of heaven. It is part of what makes us so richly complex and unique. It is part of who we are. It is part of our journey. It is part of what we offer those in our sphere of influence. It makes us stronger -- stronger than we will ever know.
I declare over you that you are a woman who overcomes adversity with faith instead of shrinking back from fear. You are woman who faces things head on, feels the feels, and does not wear the label "victim." You are a POWERFUL OVERCOMER! Look at how far you have come! Well Done Powerful Overcomer. Well Done!
Today's Podcast: Terri Sullivant
Our special guest today is Terri Sullivant. Terri and her husband, Michael, are the spiritual advisors for Sisters of the Crown. Terri is a life coach and co-pastor of New Hope Community in Kansas City. She also is the author of The Divine Invitation: Entering the Dance of Becoming Fully Alive. We affectionately call Terri the “Mother of the Crown.” Today on Crowned, Terri offers practical tips on how to get unstuck from a victim mentality by getting out of BED and putting your OAR in the water. Take a listen and you will see what that means.
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Today's Blog: Sissy Reese
I am no stranger to hard things. Most of the hard in my life has been out of my control. When given the opportunity to choose hard things, I would rather not.
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